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continuing education

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benlop benlop (New) New

I am a new grad and about to start my first job. I have 3 kids and my fiance just moved here from Ohio and is starting a new job as well. I am wanting to continue on with my education because I have a ADN but I ultimately want to be a CRNA or an NP. So how early is too early to go back to school after starting a new job? Or any advice from personal experience with this type of thing?? I would have went straight through to have my BSN but the school I went to didn't have the 4 year program at the time. Thanks in advance for any feedback :)

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

Let me move this to general nursing discussion for more answers.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

It's never too early to go back to school: the year I graduated, I received the ADN in the spring, got hired over the summer, and was starting on the BSN that same year. And eventially I'll finish that BSN :)

You should have no problem immediately starting a RN-BSN program. Keep in mind that the first year practicing as a nurse can be tough, so you may not want to go back to school full-time while you put in your first year dues.

However, a lot of graduate programs, especially CRNA and NP, often require a year or two of nursing experience in order to be eligible to apply. Check with the program that you are interested in for the specific details.

nrsang97, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg. Has 19 years experience.

Go back soon. Don't wait over 10 years like I did. I am just now going back. If you want to start soon then do it.